Its more or less easy to find sonic structures, textures, resonances or harmonics that âmight workâ while investigating on a sound experimental framework. Almost anyone, tweaking a few knobs and using the right or wrong tools, can achieve a palette, a rainbow of possibilities and certain capacity to deliver very interesting sounds. I guess that there is just need of some intuition, enthusiasm and knowing your tools. But then, when it comes the time of composing sounds, things get a bit tougher. On the compositional level aspects such as time, pace or narrative can play a major role. Those elements have the power to bring to life a certain work or just bust it into the debts of boredom. It doesnât matter if the raw or processed material, before the composition, are splendid sonorities, if you donât place it in the right or wrong way, it just donât work. Both elements, the experimentation with materials and the compositional approach, need a recipe, a fine set of rules, one following the other, to achieve a very tasty meal.
So, considering that for Jean Montag a very tasty meal has to be croquettes (mainly) we are going to use them as a metaphor. We might say that this âUnquietâ, that he kindly delivered to our catalogue, is a very nicely baked couple of croquettes. Two croquettes full of different ingredients, mushed up, processed sounds and all sorts of scenarios and scenes were to get lost and found. On every bite we discover a new space a new environment. Before we loose the taste of the last bite we are already on the next, swallowing what Montag has prepared for us.
Finally this release, in itâs shape of a sonic âtapaâ, is a very interesting work because it doesnât lasts for too long (something Iâm worried all the time with) but still, with this short time space he is able to surprise the listener at every step and present a complex work in terms of sound design and composition that lead me to desserts already missing what I have ate.